Richard Wright


Richard Wright
born 28. Juli 1943 - †15. September 2008 !

You and your family are in my thoughts .

I believe that when you died you went in all of our hearts...

You will be greatly missed by all but your music will always be like a breath of fresh air...

I will light a candle for you.





Rick Wriight was a self-taught pianist and keyboardist best known for his long career with Pink Floyd.[1] Wright’s richly textured keyboard layers were a vital ingredient and a distinctive characteristic of Pink Floyd's sound.




Rick Wright was educated at the Haberdashers' Aske's School and the Regent Street Polytechnic College of Architecture, where he met fellow band members Roger Waters and Nick Mason. .


with Pink Floyd

Richard Wright met Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason in college and joined their early band, Sigma 6. Along with the late Syd Barrett, the four formed Pink Floyd in 1965.

 

In the early days of Pink Floyd, Wright, along with Barrett, was seen as the group's dominant musical force. The London-born musician and son of a biochemist wrote songs and played the keyboard.

 

The band released a series of commercially and critically successful albums including 1973's "Dark Side of the Moon," which has sold more than 40 million copies. Wright wrote "The Great Gig in the Sky" and "Us and Them" for that album, and later worked on the group's epic compositions such as "Atom Heart Mother," "Echoes" and "Shine on You Crazy Diamond."

 

The band released a series of commercially and critically successful albums including 1973's "Dark Side of the Moon," which has sold more than 40 million copies. Wright wrote "The Great Gig in the Sky" and "Us and Them" for that album, and later worked on the group's epic compositions such as "Atom Heart Mother," "Echoes" and "Shine on You Crazy Diamond."

 

But tensions grew among Waters, Wright and fellow band member David Gilmour. The tensions came to a head during the making of "The Wall" when Waters insisted Wright be fired. As a result, Wright was relegated to the status of session musician on the tour of "The Wall," and did not perform on Pink Floyd's 1983 album, "The Final Cut."

 

Wright formed a new band Zee with Dave Harris, from the band Fashion, and released one album, "Identity," with Atlantic Records.

 

Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and Wright began recording with Mason and Gilmour again, releasing the albums "The Division Bell" and "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" as Pink Floyd. Wright also released the solo albums "Wet Dream" (1978) and "Broken China" (1996).

 

In July 2005, Wright, Waters, Mason and Gilmour reunited to perform at the "Live 8" charity concert in London — the first time in 25 years they had been onstage together.

 

Rick Wright also worked on Gilmour's solo projects, most recently playing on the 2006 album "On an Island" and the accompanying world tour.

 

Rick Wright died Monday 15. September 2008 at the age of 65 after battling cancer









Pink Floyd


[Translate to English:]

1965 Pink Floyd, die Trendsetter auf dem Gebiet des elektronischen Psychedelic Rock wurde 1965 von den vier Schulfreunden

Syd Barrett, Roger Waters,

Rick Wright, und Nick Mason in Cambridge, England, gegründet.

 

1968 übernahm David Gilmour Barretts Part




Formation


Syd Barrett
  [6. 1.1946]
lead Guitar

Roger Waters
  [6. 9. 1943]
Bass and Vocals

Rick Wright
  [28. 7. 1945]
Piano & Keyboard

Nick Mason
  [27. 1. 1945]
Drum

David Gilmore
  [6. 3. 1946]
lead Guitar

[Translate to English:]

Die 70ger war das Jahrzehnt der Superstars in der Rock Musik:

 

Snowy White mit seiner

Gibson Les Paul Gitarre. erringt unter aderem mit Pink Floyd internationale Erfolge.

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